Steven Winn

Steven Winn is a San Francisco-based writer and critic and frequent interviewer for City Arts & Lectures. His work has appeared in Gramophone, Musical America, Opera, Symphony, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Steven Winn - February 25, 2024

The SF Symphony and Esa-Pekka Salonen also presented a cheerful romp through Stravinsky’s neoclassical ballet Pulcinella.

Steven Winn - December 18, 2023

The singers put poetry first in this condensed version of John Adams’s opera-oratorio.

Steven Winn - November 21, 2023

A captivating take on Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Suite in A Minor opens the pianist’s recital and is the key to appreciating the entire program.

Steven Winn - November 14, 2023

At Grace Cathedral, the 2022 Pulitzer Prize-winning work has its Bay Area premiere on a program that’s powerfully contemplative.

Steven Winn - November 7, 2023

With a premiere by Nicolás Lell Benavides and an appearance by mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor, the show touches a lot of bases.

Steven Winn - October 30, 2023

The orchestra gives a bold, theatrical reading of the blockbuster piece and is just as musical in a song cycle by Benjamin Britten.

Steven Winn - October 2, 2023

The composer’s Alpine Symphony caps an ambitious program that also has Leonidas Kavakos tackling Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.

Steven Winn - September 14, 2023

In a work laced with action-movie passion, soprano Angel Blue and mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk are incisive and alluring.

Steven Winn - August 1, 2023

Nobody performs Bach’s masterpiece with as much fervor, dedication, and musical brilliance as this group.

Steven Winn - July 25, 2023

Karina Gutiérrez’s production of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna for West Edge Opera stays true to the work’s timeless, entrancing story.